Rashad Charjuan Owens

Suspect in SXSW deadly hit-and-run charged with 20 counts of assault

Suspect in SXSW deadly hit-and-run charged with 20 counts of assault

Prosecutors filed 20 new aggravated assault charges Tuesday against Rashad Owens, the man accused in a deadly driving spree that startled crowds at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, last month.

Two people on a motorcycle died at the scene of the March accident and two others later died at a hospital.

Owens, accused of driving with a blood-alcohol level about 0.03 above the legal limit, could face additional charges before his case reaches a grand jury this year. The 21-year-old already faces a murder charge that could lead to the death penalty if he is convicted.

Owens allegedly fled from police at a DUI checkpoint. He raced through streets, squeezed...

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